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To help you get on your way to (re)discovering film photography, Lomography's donated a bunch of cameras to the Giz UK Film Week cause. Whether you keep them for yourself, or re-gift them as Chrimbo presents is up to you, but you'll definitely be wanting to enter the two following competitions:
The technology within Senseye has been designed to simplify smartphone input further still, letting users scroll web pages, play games and generally interact with their mobiles through eye movement tracking.
Microsoft's rolling out a new Xbox dashboard update that'll include LoveFilm streaming. To go with it, Windows Phone 7 users will also get a cool little free app to control and interact with their Xbox from the comfort of the sofa.
I still remember the day I ditched my old film Canon and "upgraded" to a 4-megapixel digital Ricoh camera. But recently I've gone back a few steps, savouring the creativity that courses through my veins every time I pop a roll of 35mm into a camera, and the fear of the impending, unknown results. Whether you shoot film or not, I hope you learn something from Giz UK's first theme week.
Who knew that having to deal with the scourge of spam could have positive benefits for the rest of humanity. Microsoft is turning learned spam-quashing techniques to the fight against HIV, and has partnered with the Ragon Institute to help them with their HIV-vaccine efforts.
Desperately clutching at straws, trying to kill off the civil unrest that's currently unfolding, the Syrian government has banned iPhones from the country. The ban is an attempt to prevent coverage of violent crack-downs on anti-Assad, pro-democracy protests by government-controlled forces.
There's never been a better time to cut the proverbial cord and get your non-free-to-air TV through the internet. IP Vision has just jumped from set-top boxes to smart TVs with its FetchTV app, which went live today for Panasonic's Smart Viera TVs. The app offers cheap on-demand pay-as-you-watch content from "major studios".
With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Our courts of law are looking to join the Post-PC revolution and save money, trialling the use of tablets instead of paper in court. The HP-supplied tablets will save in the region of £50m if rolled out. Let's just hope they're a little more powerful than the TouchPad -- you wouldn't want to get banged up just because the Defence's tablet locked-up.
Apple's got the Apple Store, Microsoft has a couple of Microsoft Stores dotted around and now Google's partnered with Telstra to open its first Android store: Androidland. The shop operates as a store within a store, situated in Melbourne, Australia. Maybe it's time to get your Android loving-butt on a plane?
Good news for anyone looking to buying a hard drive or computer in the next year or so -- Western Digital has partially restored production at one of its manufacturing plants in Thailand, and expects to have all the water pumped out of a second within 10 days.
A Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group called BREIN has gone and messed up right-royally. It's managed to pinch a music track that a Dutch musician wrote specifically for a local film festival and has used it in tens of millions of Dutch DVDs, totalling to a sum of at least €1 million, about £860,000, in lost revenue.
“I have my first amendment rights!” the man shouted. “You can’t tell me what I can say and what I can’t say! You’ll hear from my embassy, you fucking nazis! This is the last time I’ll visit your stinking little island! Fuck you, get off me!” he screamed, as he was struggling against the two sets of handcuffs. He wasn’t a pretty sight.